Globalization and Industrial Design: Harmony or Conflict?


ABSTRACT Most studies of globalization tend to focus on global economic and political issues, however, globalization is also having a significant impact on local cultures habits and traditions and forces them to planned uniformity by its products and services. Global products are one of the main outputs of the global economy and thanks to the perfectly organized production and distribution of goods and services and hungry consumer all over the world, these products may accelerate local cultural change by the choice of consumers who access to products that they would not otherwise have. In this study, I will attempt to question first, what the global product is and then on what is the success of the global products based? And I will try to open a debate on the hegemonic cultural export and local response to the global products under the light of industrial design.